Charles Streeten has rapidly earned a reputation as one of the leading junior barristers in planning, environmental and public / administrative law. He was appointed to the Attorney General’s panel of counsel (‘C’ Panel) at the first opportunity.
The 2017 Planning Law Survey listed Charles as one of the top 10 barristers under 35 and in 2018 he was nominated as the Young Pro Bono Barrister of the year.
Charles specialises in planning, environmental, licensing, EU and wider public/ administrative law. He regularly appears at public inquiries and is particularly highly regarded for his judicial review work. He has appeared before the Supreme Court and Court of Justice of the European Union, as well as in 20 reported cases before the Court of Appeal and High Court, more often than not as sole counsel. He acts for central government, developers, public/ local authorities, and other interested parties including pressure groups. His clients have ranged from Tarmac and Shell to Friends of the Earth and the Sheffield Tree Protesters. He has particular expertise in cases raising difficult points of public, EU, or international law (for example under the Aarhus Convention).